President's Message

Welcome to the West Michigan Chapter of IFMA. I am excited to serve as President of the West Michigan Chapter of the International Facility Management Association. We are a diverse group of talented facility management professionals whose mission is to promote and support the success of our members through education, information, communication and networking.

Please look around the IFMA West Michigan Chapter website! You'll find a plethora of information including the events calendar, newsletter, job bank, board and membership information as well as links to helpful facility related websites. Along with all the local events and information available to you, IFMA International also has many resources available, including on-line training materials, webinars, publications, and much more can be found on the IFMA International website at

Thank you to all our members – Associates, Professionals and Young Professionals. As of May, 2014, we are 135 members strong (up 16% from 2013)! Without the generosity of our chapter sponsors, we could not fund all the programs we currently provide to our membership. Last but not least, we could not be effective without my fellow board members – thank you for all your time, effort and expertise – your contributions are very much appreciated! Thank you!

If you need any assistance, please reach out to a board member. I want to ensure you are getting the most out of your IFMA membership. Your attendance at the events and active engagement in your chapter helps grow the Facility Management profession – YOU can make a difference!

Emily Burns
Facilities Planning Manager - Offices
Places - Herman Miller